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comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
-1 this answer makes no sense. Why the heck would having slower memory (swap) have better performance than the same amount of faster memory (RAM)?? at some point you have to acknowledge enough RAM means no swap is necessary..
Mar
16
comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
@Davidmh: sure, but price is not part of the question here. The question is if you have enough money to buy whatever you want, do you still need swap if you have 16 GB of RAM? You're avoiding the question.
Mar
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comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
@Davidmh: My point is that if you have X GB of RAM and Y GB of swap, it is strictly worse than X + Y GB of RAM and 0 GB of swap. What is X + Y in your case?
Mar
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comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
@MooingDuck: so you're saying it's a human benefit rather than a machine benefit
Mar
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comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
@Davidmh: By that reasoning your swap file must be infinitely big, otherwise your programs will still crash when they exhaust the swap file.
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comment Why does bash think: 016 + 1 = 15?
Note that you could've figured this out yourself just by doing echo $((016))
Nov
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comment SSH Gateway in ~/.ssh/config
That's what common sense tells me too, but then it makes me wonder why I see so many sites suggesting the first one instead of the second one.
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Aug
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comment Obtain values of a section of a file
@terdon: Gene prediction?? That's a little bit... awk
Aug
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comment How to compile programs on Linux systems when I don't have sudo privileges to install the dev dependencies
@jasonwryan: Not quite, I'm talking about development packages, not ordinary programs. It's about the development workflow, not just a question about apt-get.
Aug
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comment How to compile programs on Linux systems when I don't have sudo privileges to install the dev dependencies
I'm also really confused... I tried running ./configure --prefix="$HOME/usr" but then it told me No package 'xorg-macros' found... so I downloaded the source for xutils-dev (which seems to be what contains xorg-macros?) and cd'd into ./xutils-dev-7.7~1/util-macros/ and then ran ./configure --prefix="$HOME/usr" and make install there. Which ran fine, but didn't seem to fix the missing package issue whatsoever... did I miss a step? Am I going about it correctly?
Aug
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comment How to compile programs on Linux systems when I don't have sudo privileges to install the dev dependencies
Sorry I'm a little confused, am I supposed to specify the -dev packages here, or the normal packages? Because I just tried apt-get source libxrandr-dev and I got Picking 'libxrandr' as source package instead of 'libxrandr-dev'
Aug
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comment How to compile programs on Linux systems when I don't have sudo privileges to install the dev dependencies
Oh I didn't know about apt-get source... I'll give that a try, thanks. +1 (I can't exactly open a support ticket in my situation.)
Aug
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comment How to compile programs on Linux systems when I don't have sudo privileges to install the dev dependencies
@martin: "Install them locally"? I didn't know you can install packages locally... I just install them with sudo apt-get install package-dev; how do I install them "locally"?